Monday, 7 August 2017

Brexit negotiations have not begun well amid "differences" - Sir Simon Fraser



The UK's Brexit negotiations have not begun well amid "differences" inside the cabinet, a former head of the diplomatic service has said.

 
Sir Simon Fraser, chief mandarin at the Foreign Office until 2015, said the UK side had been "a bit absent" from formal negotiations in Brussels.


Sir Simon, who now advises businesses on Brexit, said he was concerned the UK had not put forward a clear position.


Downing Street said it disagreed strongly with his comments.


The government is expected to publish "position papers" on key issues soon.





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